Post # 1
I have read plenty about ‘dress regret’ (and even experienced this to some extent myself), but I wonder if anyone has ever experienced E-ring regret – particularly when you chose your ring yourself? Have you ever not loved your E-ring? And if you did, did the feeling pass? Or did you choose to change/upgrade your ring?
I can admit to having had some ring envy, though I do love my ring and am over the moon with what I have.
Post # 3
Eh, I’m having issues with this now. I’m in the position to replace my wedding set (lost it when moving across the country.. it definitely was not my tastes though) and I can’t find anything I love, so I feel like regardless, I’m going to regret purchasing, even though my husband is on me to choose “something”>
I think it’s probably more common than people think, no one wants to admit it though.
Post # 4
I knew exactly what I wanted, I just had to shop around to find the best one for the money.
Post # 5
I picked out my ring. I had never tried it on before we ordered it though, but I had tried on similar rings.
I really love it. It very much suits me, and I never want something different.
Now that I’ve had it a while though, I’ve had little thoughts of, “Hm… maybe I should have gotten a ring with a better profile view,” or, “I actually could have gotten something with a little more bling.”
But these are just little thoughts. Not regret at all, and I wouldn’t change my ring.
Post # 6
@DeeWee: my fiancé chose my ring – but he got the one I loved and wanted (I told him it was dream ring & he bought it without me knowing). I haven’t had ering regret and it’s been over a year. I love it and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Post # 7
Thanks for the insight! I was fortunate enough to be able to pick out my ring. When i tried it on i had the whole ‘breath taken away’ moment, and couldnt get it out of my head. Though I have to admit sometimes I do look in other stores with rings for similar prices and compare (and get a little crabby if there is a very nice one for the same price as mine – a bad habit I know!).
Post # 8
@DeeWee: That’s the reason I said I thought it was more common than we think. Not because so many women dislike their ring, but because I think it’s natural to get envious sometimes and second guess our choices.
I’m glad you love your set 🙂 I wish I could get that “breath taken away” moment!
Post # 9
we designed mine, and even though i wasn’t allowed to see the the final product until he gave it to me, the jeweler nailed it. it was exactly as i imagined it would be.
the only thing i have wondered is whether i should have done a 6 prong, and i knew i would go back and forth about that, regardless of any ring i got. the 4 vs 6 prong issue is looooong debate in itself, and i ultimately decided it was a small detail, and that the 4 prong “fits” my setting. i think we chose correctly, and it was something we chose together. so, nope, no regrets, and i wouldn’t change a thing.
Post # 10
No, because he designed mine (based on my input, which he requested at various points through the process, but it was “his” project, I was just helping when asked). So while I might see other styles I like, there can only be one ring that my own FI came up with when he wanted to propose.
I like to imagine cocktail rings in other styles and will likely have some made in the future (no hurry). But no other ring design can ever equal the meaning of my engagement ring, so I would never, ever want to change it.
Even if your FI picked an existing ring style, that still has very similar symbolism. He chose a ring that represented how he felt when he proposed. How can you top that? You just can’t! No other design can have that kind of deep meaning. It’s untoppable!
Post # 11
Yes, I had my moissanite reset. I changed the metal from palladium to white gold (I hated the patina and that I couldn’t find any jeweler willing to work with it) and changed the setting from a bezel solitaire to a six prong solitaire. So I didn’t change it to something very different. I’m really happy with my choice and how nice it looks with its matching, flush wedding band, which I couldn’t have had with my old setting.
Post # 12
I sometimes feel ring envy over not having a centre stone, but honestly it wasn’t in our budget and I’d rather be engaged than waiting for an expensive ring that would probably have made us broke! lol. I do sometimes have moments where I wonder if people think badly of it, and I must say when I first found WeddingBee I had INCREDIBLE ring envy for the first few days, but I quickly got over it. I think my ring is unique enough to pull it off and in many ways, it’s nice to have something that goes against the grain 🙂
Post # 13
hey, our settings are very similar!!! except mine is round and i do have a center stone (albeit smaller, I could not love my ring more!!!!!) random question, but do you know where your FI got yours? i haven’t seen a lot of rings like mine posted and my guy got mine from a really random place haha
Post # 14
@ErinC6: So pretty! Mine’s from Michael Hill – it might be a “chain” but it’s got a really good reputation & was started by a New Zealander so it’s extra perfect in my books 🙂
Post # 15
@goingtotherooftopoflove: ohhh i’m in a completely different country! my guy got my from a jewerly store on a military base and our settings are really similar so i was just curious if they were possibly from the same kinda place! i love the design but i just haven’t seen it too often 🙂
Post # 16
Occasionally I have ring “crushes” but I know my ring is the real deal